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Old 03-14-2004, 04:53 AM   #1
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Put this here because Mike Halbfish never got a response on the Equipment board.

What vest was being used at Crossfit NW?

Also anyone with a vest they really like chime in. Is the x-vest really the no brainer choice?

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Old 03-14-2004, 09:45 AM   #2
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Bill,
I would reccommend the vests from titleboxing.com. While I don't have the vests myself they look sturdy and are a fraction of the cost of most other vests I've seen.
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Old 03-14-2004, 01:20 PM   #3
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Gentlemen,
There are several good choices for weight vests.
The X-Vest of course allows you to choose an extremely heavy level of resistance. Whether you need such a level of resistance will depend on the specificity of what you are training for. Very useful for long road marches or high level sprint training.

The main advantage of the Smartvest is that it is custom tailored for you. Only problem is that the max weight may be somewhat low for some applications outside of plyometric conditioning.

Another interesting choice, which should be available soon, is from easychin.com. They will be offering a vest which appears to fit quite snugly, has a very small profile, is well ventilated (both the Xvest and SmartVest tend to hold heat) and offers resistance up to 37lbs.

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Old 03-14-2004, 08:45 PM   #4
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I have a weight vest from weightvest.com... I didn't do any research, and I did pay a bit for it, but it seems to work well. The weight rests on my shoulders, and forces my core (abs, back, etc) to work quite a bit while wearing it. Pretty easty to add/remove weight, and it stands up to the washing machinge (I put in in a pillow case for a bit of protectioN) quite well.
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Old 03-15-2004, 04:30 AM   #5
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Thanks all - when I get I'll post something.
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Old 03-15-2004, 01:34 PM   #6
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I got the X vest. I like the vest at Crossfit better. I believe it is a univest. Jason (J-Dog) responed to me in a private e-mail, but I need to e-mail him to get some clarification.
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Old 03-16-2004, 04:47 AM   #7
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I used an older version of the ironwear vest to do this yesterday

10 rock bottom squats
6 pushups on raised handles
3 deadhang to sternum chins

w/ 25lbs 10x straight through

I don't like the x because of how far it comes down. I don't plan on doing anything to plyo or run with it so I'd rather get one that's not going to get so hot.

I'll look up univest - the one at weight vest.com looks good
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